Amazon has announced it will add 15 planes to its Amazon Air Fleet. The new planes will be 'Boeing 737-800' cargo planes which come from its partner GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The new models will be added to the already existing five 'Boeing 737-800' models owned by the company, bringing the total number of planes to 20. With the entire number of planes in the Amazon Air network now being 50 and it is on pace to hit 70 by 2021.
The Amazon Air fleet will have access to the over 20 US-based air gateways in the company's delivery network. Amazon's air delivery service was originally launched in 2016, under the name Prime Air. More air facilities will be added in the coming months, including one at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, as well as Wilmington Air Park and Chicago Rockford International Airport. With the main hub opening in 2021, which will be located at Cincinnati International airport.
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